A Drunk Pandemic

A Drunk Pandemic

Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. From theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks – MIF bursts across the city in established and found venues. The Festival is staged every two years in Manchester and the next edition is set to […]

SYMPOSIUM: Classical Arts x Digital Technologies

SYMPOSIUM: Classical Arts x Digital Technologies

Currently on display in the Citi exhibition Manga at the British Museum, ‘Yōkai Hikimaku’ is a kabuki theatre curtain painted by the famous artist KAWANABE Kyōsai (1831-1889), featuring various Japanese demons called yōkai. The Theatre Museum at Waseda University has recently digitized this piece in high-definition and converted the still images of the demons into […]

Artist Talk by Nobuko Tsuchiya

Artist Talk by Nobuko Tsuchiya

Nobuko Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist best recognized for her eclectic sculptures, seemingly freely assembled almost entirely out of discarded scraps of familiar household objects such as plastic tubing, disused cables, mop buckets and even a disused bath tub. Having studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Florence and Goldsmiths, University of London, she […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story  東京物語

Wednesday 27 June 2019Open 18:00 / Film starts at 18:30 / No admittance after 19:00Directed by Yasujiro Ozu / 1953 / 135 mins(Japanese language with English subtitles) An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit […]

THE鍵KEY PROJECT

THE鍵KEY PROJECT

A talk and taster performance event in collaboration with Powell Tuck Associates, featuring in the London Festival of Architecture, to provide insights of THE鍵KEY: Francesca Le Lohé ‘s new work inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s book of the same title ‘The Key’ (1956). During the talk we will explore how performing in a private house changes […]

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Come and enjoy a prelude to summer with us by immersing yourself in our feel-good comedy film season! From wacky time-travel to ancient Rome (Thermae Romae) and a musical extravaganza set in feudal Japan (Princess Raccoon), to a slapstick twist on the film noir genre of the 60’s (Murder Un-Incorporated) – our annual Pre-Summer Explorers season aims to […]

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya  at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing. Her enigmatic sculptures resemble minimalist mechanisms devoid of function, primitive robots, or curious experiments.  She begins by collecting materials she is intuitively attracted to […]

Okinawa Day 2019

Okinawa Day 2019

“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create […]

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century (often for three or four), have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery, temple ornaments or textiles. In Japan, Kyoto is the city with the highest proportion of century-old firms which maintain a high social […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club